Subsequent Injury Fund

39-71-905 et. seq. MCA

The department manages the Subsequent Injury Fund, a program designed to assist individuals with disabilities obtain employment.

A person with a disability is defined in statute as a person who has a medically certifiable permanent impairment which is a substantial obstacle to obtaining employment or to obtaining re-employment if the employee should become unemployed, and is based on such factors as the person's age, education, training, experience and employment rejection.

Once an individual is certified and returns to work, should he or she have an injury again, the Fund limits the liability of the insurer to 104 weeks of benefits. After that point insurers are reimbursed for the medical and indemnity benefits paid on the claim.

Contact Information

 

Subsequent Injury Fund
Employment Relations Division
PO Box 8011
Helena, MT 59604-8011

Jennifer Hirth
(406) 444-0564
Fax: (406) 444-7710
jhirth@mt.gov
Subsequent Injury Fund
Employment Relations Division
PO Box 8011
Helena, MT 59604-8011

Maralyn Lytle
(406) 444-6604
Fax: (406) 444-4140
mlytle@mt.gov
  
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Related Links

 

 

Subsequent Injury Fund Overviewhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-regulations/subsequent-injury-fund/subsequent-injury-fund-overviewSubsequent Injury Fund Overview
SIF Applicationhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-regulations/subsequent-injury-fund/--SIF Applicationhttp://assets.dli.mt.gov/erd/wcrdocs/dli-erd-wcr015.pdf, SIF Application
SIF Release Formhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-regulations/subsequent-injury-fund/----SIF Release Formhttp://assets.dli.mt.gov/erd/wcrdocs/dli-erd-wcr016.pdf, SIF Release Form

 
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